There are times when you can only let God take care of things.
We’ve all been there. We’re facing a problem that seems insurmountable, and we feel like we’ve tried everything. That’s when it’s time to let go and let God. But what does that mean, exactly? And how do you do it?
Pretend you are a painter – a very gifted painter. You sit with a blank canvas and your assortment of paints and what is the first thing some of you do? You become fearful that the picture won’t be what you want it to be. You intend to paint the sea with a beautiful sunrise and birds swooping down to find fish. You intend your painting to be calm and relaxing and uplifting.
But what if it turns out to be a very black and scary storm that gets painted instead? Silly to think about isn’t it? You are the painter. You are in control. You are very talented. If you want to paint beauty you can paint beauty. You have done it many times before.
And yet, this is sometimes what human beings do. In fact, they do it a lot. They have learned and studied and accumulated all the facts about manifestation. They know that the energy they put out is the energy they are attracting back in. They have been putting out a lot of good energy lately and a lot of beautiful things have been manifesting in their lives.
Then what do they do? They become fearful that it might not last. They become so afraid about making a mistake or having a random negative thought, that they can pull themselves, temporarily, off the beautiful path they are walking and start taking a side road that has some potholes in it. The potholes validate them. ‘See? I knew something bad was going to happen sooner or later.’ The reality is they merely left the path. They can just as easily get back on.
Now of course we have to acknowledge that we live on a planet of free will. We will occasionally trip over the shoes that someone else left at the door. We may be in an area that gets hits by a tornado through no fault of our own. Mother Earth is doing a lot of clearing of negative energy these days, and she will not be stopped. However, even in those circumstances, we are not helpless. We have a guardian angel and spiritual team constantly ready to work with us.
We can ask, and trust, that they do their utmost to alert us to those situations and help us stay as safe as possible. We need to acknowledge that we came to earth to clear our accumulated karma from the past, and experience things we never have experienced before.
Letting Go of the Reins
For some of us, letting go is easier said than done. We like to be in control, and we don’t like the feeling of not knowing what’s going to happen. But part of faith is trusting that God has a plan for us, even when we can’t see it. So, the first step in letting God take care of things is to release your grip on the situation. Pray and ask God to take over. Then, let go and trust that He will lead you in the right direction.
Drawing Closer to God
When you’re struggling with something, it can be difficult to feel close to God. You may feel like He’s distant or that He doesn’t care. But nothing could be further from the truth! God is always with you, even in your darkest moments. He knows what you’re going through and He wants to help you through it. So, how do you draw closer to Him? Spend time in His Word, pray often, and worship Him with all your heart. Seek Him first, and He will give you the strength you need to face whatever challenges come your way.
Confidence in letting God take care of things
I read an interesting definition of faith this week. Many people define it as believing in something. According to this author, it meant having confidence in something.
We have a tendency to use the word ‘believe’ rather casually. You can believe a great many things: that it will be a sunny day tomorrow because the weatherman said so, or that your dog will sit on command because he is well trained. However, if I asked you if you had unshakeable confidence in a sunny day and a sitting dog, you might remember a time when the weatherman was wrong and your dog barked instead.
Many who believe in something, profess to have faith in God. Many others challenge them to prove their faith and it becomes an intellectual debate. However, if you have confidence in something, no one can really challenge you. It is an internal feeling, just like being hungry. You are either hungry or you are not. You either have confidence in something or you have some doubt.
And what is this ‘thing’ you have confidence in? For me it is the strong inner knowing that the light will overcome the darkness, that humanity will rise again to greatness, that good will ultimately prevail. Has anyone ever said to you ‘keep the faith’? I think that just means to keep having confidence in something.
What do you have confidence in? Is it a person, an ideal, an idea? I hope you have confidence in yourself, and in your ability to make good decisions and come up with positive answers. I hope you will give it some thought, because when we feel confident in our ability, and God’s greatness, we move out into the world attracting positive experiences and outcomes and always feeling secure.
Letting go isn’t easy, but it’s so worth it when we surrender our problems to God and allow Him to take care of them. When we let go and let God, we can rest assured that He will lead us in the right direction. And as we draw closer to Him, we find that He gives us the strength to face anything life throws our way. So whatever you’re struggling with today, remember to let go and let God take care of it—He’s got this!
It’s possible that your soul has had so many lives of affluence and security and safety, that you wanted to feel what it was like to have everything taken away and to realize that you are enough. All by yourself, you are enough and capable, valuable, and still able to live a life full of love.
So how do we overcome the fear of the unknown? The only way I have discovered that really works is by developing a strong connection to my Higher Being in Spirit. The greater part of me wants nothing more than for me to find perfect love and happiness and joy. My God – my Source – wants nothing more than for me to overcome the obstacles I placed in my own path for the learning experience, as easily as possible; and graduate with honors, and find the beauty that is my true soul. Therein lies happiness beyond thought.
Every being on my Spiritual Team is working 24/7 on my behalf and talking to me at every opportunity, hoping I will listen.
Is Reiki against God? – People ask. No, my dear, this is just your imagination talking. And, this is much like the Reiki attunement process: it takes to time to develop a relationship with the Source of Life. Let’s call this a sort of spiritual attunement to become closer to God.
It may seem like love and fear is equal companions, and you can’t help feeling both of them. At times like that, you need to remind yourself that all the things you know are true. That God loves you both and wants the best for you both.
Those karmic situations wouldn’t be played out unless the benefit at the end was going to be wonderful. Your Spiritual Support Team can work to guide and direct to the extent that you trust in them and ask them to. And, of course, it’s perfectly fine when you are feeling lost after spiritual awakening. This is meant to happen that way.
It may seem too simplistic to say that overcoming fear is as easy as ‘let go and let God – and trusting in God’s love for you – but it is. Sometimes we have to work very hard to arrive at the simple truths in life. I hope you are well on your way to discovering all these things for yourself. And remember to wear gratitude like a cloak.
Let go and let God, that is indeed the secret to life and to receiving divine guidance.